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xvi, 476 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
"New York City painter Duncan Hannah's TWENTIETH CENTURY BOY: NOTEBOOKS FROM THE SEVENTIES, an account of his life amid the city's glamorous demimondes in their most vital era as an aspiring artist, roaring boy, dandy, cultural omnivore and far-from-obscure object of desire"-- Provided by publisher.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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328 pages : billustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
The geometric foundations, forms and patterns in today's architecture, design and decorative arts have been deeply influenced by past cultures. From humankind's first path-like doodles on cave walls through to the higher abstractions developed to make accurate measurements and predictions, the three-dimensional forms we design and build are dependent upon available materials, human needs and the limitations of our imaginations. This unique sourcebook presents a history of the intimate relationship between geometry, mathematics and manmade design throughout human history, from the Neolithic period through the Indian, Egyptian, Babylonian, Chinese, Greek, Celtic, Islamic and Renaissance cultures, to the present and the possible future. Presenting key principles that can be applied across all design disciplines, Roger Burrows reveals fresh insights and ideas about how geometry as a visual language has evolved to meet our needs, initiated new technologies and changed the way we think about the world around us. With a wealth of original artworks by the author to explain his ideas, this book will be an essential reference resource for inspiration and information for students and design professionals.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780500519547 20180611
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
Book
160 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)

4. 99 cents or less [2018]

Book
288 pages : color illustrations ; 30 cm
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
Book
185 pages : illustration ; 20 cm
"Ce livre nous invite à une visite aussi fabuleuse que documentée de la grotte Chauvet-Pont-d'Arc, où notre espèce inscrivit un trésor, il y a 36000 ans. "Lire, écouter les savants, prendre le train pour visiter la reconstitution, faire défiler les documentaires et les visites virtuelles à en avoir le tournis... quand c'est à la réalité que tant nous aspirons. Au moins, à voir vraiment de nos vrais yeux la vraie trace réelle d'une présence évanouie. Rien, rien n'y fait, notre désir est impossible à assouvir. Alors chacun s'agite, repeint sa maison, imprime des mains au plafond, s'enterre trois mois dans son jardin, ou écrit. Comme, enfant, on se construit des cabanes, j'ai bricolé ma grotte Chauvet avec les moyens du bord. En écrivant toutes les histoires et bouts de ficelles qui me poussaient de partout, tous les jours, tout le temps.""--Page 4 of cover.
Green Library
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xxv, 219 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Foreword Juhani Pallasmaa. Preface. 1. Of Beneath the Table. 2. Of Phenomenology and Paradigm. 3. Alvar Aalto - The Sophisticated Shaman. 4. Jorn Utzon - The Theoroi. 5. Sverre Fehn - The Storyteller. 6. Of Commonalities, Distinctions, and Speculations. Notes. Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138961005 20180508
This book examines the work of three seminal Nordic architects - Alvar Aalto, Jorn Utzon and Sverre Fehn - from a phenomenological perspective, utilising the methodology of 'paradigm' (or 'in the manner of''). Roger Tyrrell explains how the approach of each architect is defined by the three sub-frames of the paradigm: that of the `origin' (arche), that of `revealing' (techne), and that of `the poetic conjunction', in order to gain a holistic understanding of the experiential or phenomenological predisposition of the three architects. Using this method the author describes the commonalties and distinctive qualities of the architecture and design methods of Aalto, Utzon and Fehn. The final chapter projects the intellectual heritage of the three protagonists into the contemporary world, examining the work of practices from the UK, Norway and the USA that each extend this particular way of making place.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138961005 20180508
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
Book
160 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 22 cm.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
Book
xii, 165 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm.
  • Introduction Chapter 1: The Presence of Joseph Beuys and the Struggle Over his Legacy in Berlin Chapter 2: Absencing and Presencing in Exhibition Narratives Chapter 3: Collectors' Space and the Agents of Narration Chapter 4: The Ludwig Collection in Budapest and the Absent Eastern Europe Chapter 5: Interrogating the Archival Logic Chapter 6: Archival Absence Afterword: Turning Absence into Difficult Knowledge.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138054288 20180219
This book analyzes practices of collecting in European art museums from 1989 to the present, arguing that museums actualize absence both consciously and unconsciously, while misrepresentation is an outcome of the absent perspectives and voices of minority community members which are rarely considered in relation to contemporary art. Difficult knowledge is proposed as a way of dealing with absence productively. Drawing on social art history, museology, postcolonial theory, and memory studies, Margaret Tali analyzes the collections of four modern and contemporary art museums across Europe: the Hamburger Bahnhof in Berlin, the Ludwig Museum of Contemporary Art in Budapest, the Kiasma Museum in Helsinki, and the Kumu Museum in Tallinn.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138054288 20180219
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71 pages : colour illustrations ; 28 cm
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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xvi, 414 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm
The Academie Royale assembled nearly all of the important French artists working at the time, maintained a virtual monopoly on teaching and exhibitions, enjoyed a priority in obtaining royal commissions, and deeply influenced the artistic landscape in France. Yet the institution remains little understood today: all commentary on it, during its existence and since its abolition, is based on prejudices, both favourable and critical, that have shaped the way the institution has been appraised. This book takes a different approach. Rather than judging the Academie Royale, Michel unravels existing critical discourse to consider the nuances and complexities of the academy's history, re-examining its goals, the shifting power dynamics both within the institution and in the larger political landscape, and its relationship with other French academies and guilds.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781606065358 20180319
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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xxxvi, 265 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Foreword Robert Shibley Part 1: Introduction Wolfgang F.E. Preiser, Thomas Fisher and, Andrea E. Hardy Part 2: Concepts and Processes for Future Flexibility 1. Challenges of large-scale housing in the developing world Allison Lenell Magley 2. Predesign planning for flexibility Robert G. Hershberger 3. Multi-perfomance spaces Ihab M. K. Elzeyadi 4. Mixed-use development using air rights above the JR train station at Nagoya, Japan Gen Taniguchi 5. Prospects for adaptive, inclusive design Korydon H. Smith and Beth Tauke Reflections on Part 2 Michael J. Crosbie Part 3: Rooms/Settings Scale 6. The measurement and efficiency of adaptive design strategies William Fawcett 7. Finding the balance Jeffrey L. Morgan 8. Beyond the cellular office Martin Hodulak 9. Adaptive architecture of the London Science Museum Kristin Hibbs 10. Post-occupancy evaluation of a multi-tasking environment Lindsey L. Fay 11.A construct of generosity in Navajo culture Jaclyn Roessel Reflections on Part 3 Michael J. Crosbie Part 4: Building Scale 12. Keren or center for blind children with multiple disabilities in Israel Wolfgang F.E. Preiser and Jacob J. Wilhelm 13. Omgivning Karin Liljegren and Kelly Kish 14. Strategies for planning, designing and operating adaptable facilities John P. Petronis, Faye Whittemore, and Andy L. Aguilar 15. Native meets high-tech Zane Jones 16. Building with boxes Mia L. C. Anfield Reflections on Part 4 Michael J. Crosbie Part 5: Urban Scale 17. Reappropriation of city infrastructure Andrea E. Hardy 18. Concourse to campus Una Rath and Martin Hodulak 19. An adaptive evolution from Prussian artillery barracks to intelligent campus buildings Ulrich Schramm 20. A case study on the design of the Scottish crime campus Gordon Murray 21. Multi-tasking architectural computer programs Akikazu Kato and Shiho Mori Reflections on Part 5 Michael J. Crosbie Part 6: Epilogue 22. The International Space Station David Fitts, Jennifer L. Rochlis, Mihriban Whitmore, and Alexandra Whitmire Appendix Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138647275 20171023
The constant in architecture's evolution is change. Adaptive Architecture explores structures, or environments that accommodate multiple functions at the same time, sequentially, or at periodically recurring events. It demonstrates how changing technological, economic, ecological and social conditions have altered the playing field for architecture from the design of single purpose structures to the design of interacting systems of synergistically interdependent, distributed buildings. Including contributors from the US, UK, Japan, Australia, Germany and South Africa, the essays are woven into a five-part framework which provides a broad and unique treatment of this important and timely issue.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138647275 20171023
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354 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 x 32 cm
A first-ever visual tribute to one of America's most influential architectural legends. Addison Mizner transformed Palm Beach and South Florida with his visionary architecture. He designed, among many others, the landmark Everglades Club in Palm Beach and the Boca Raton Resort and Club in Boca Raton. In this detailed and highly visual biography, which includes more than 120 photos and other images, Stephen Perkins and James Caughman examine Mizner's life and origins, and explore how the events of his life influenced his marvelous architectural legacy.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781493026555 20180611
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xvi, 296 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • List of figures Introduction: addressing the other woman Part I: Writing the 'I' otherwise: telegraphing black feminism in the work of Adrian Piper and Angela Davis 1 Adrian Piper's textual address 2 Letters from an imaginary enemy, Angela Davis Part II: Typing the poetry of monsters: Nancy Spero and Valerie Solanas write aggression 3 Writing the drives in Nancy Spero's Codex Artaud 4 Valerie Solanas' S.C.U.M. Manifesto and the texts of aggression Part III: Hieroglyphs of maternal desire: the collaborative texts of Mary Kelly and Laura Mulvey 5 Rewriting maternal femininity in Mary Kelly's Post-Partum Document 6 Feminist desires and collective reading in the work of Laura Mulvey Conclusion Bibliography Index -- .
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781526121264 20180319
This book analyses how three artists - Adrian Piper, Nancy Spero and Mary Kelly - worked with the visual dimensions of language in the 1960s and 1970s. These artists used text and images of writing to challenge female stereotypes, addressing viewers and asking them to participate in the project of imagining women beyond familiar words and images of subordination. The book explores this dimension of their work through the concept of 'the other woman', a utopian wish to reach women and correspond with them across similarities and differences. To make the artwork's aspirations more concrete, it places the artists in correspondence with three writers - Angela Davis, Valerie Solanas, and Laura Mulvey - who also addressed the limited range of images through which women are allowed to become visible. -- .
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781526121264 20180319
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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276 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
Book
xii, 222 pages : illustrations (some color), map ; 27 cm.
  • Preface Note on the Transliteration Acknowledgements List of Figures About The Contributors Introduction Kishwar Rizvi Emotion and Subjectivity in an Early Modern Context Chapter 1 Sussan Babaie Chasing After the Muhandis: Visual Articulations of the Architect and Architectural Historiography Chapter 2 Marianna Shreve Simpson Who's Hiding Here? Artists and Their Signatures in Timurid and Safavid Manuscripts Chapter 3 Emine Fetvaci Ottoman Author Portraits in the Early-Modern Period Chapter 4 Christiane Gruber In Defense and Devotion: Affective Practices in Early Modern Turco-Persian Manuscript Paintings Chapter 5 Sylvia Houghteling Sentiment in Silks: Safavid Figural Textiles in Mughal Courtly Culture Chapter 6 Chanchal Dadlani The City Built, The City Rendered: Locating Urban Subjectivity in Eighteenth-Century Mughal Delhi Chapter 7 Sunil Sharma Fa'iz Dihlavi's Female-Centered Poems and the Representation of Public Life in Late Mughal Society Chapter 8 Jamal Elias Mevlevi Sufis and the Representation of Emotion in the Arts of the Ottoman World Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004340473 20180219
Affect, Emotion and Subjectivity in Early Modern Muslim Empires presents new approaches to Ottoman Safavid and Mughal art and culture. Taking artistic agency as a starting point, the authors consider the rise in status of architects, the self-fashioning of artists, the development of public spaces, as well as new literary genres that focus on the individual subject and his or her place in the world. They consider the issue of affect as performative and responsive to certain emotions and actions, thus allowing insights into the motivations behind the making and, in some cases, the destruction of works of art. The interconnected histories of Iran, Turkey and India thus highlight the urban and intellectual changes that defined the early modern period. Contributors are: Sussan Babaie, Chanchal Dadlani, Jamal Elias, Emine Fetvaci, Christiane Gruber Sylvia Hougteling, Kishwar Rizvi, Sunil Sharma, Marianna Shreve Simpson.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004340473 20180219
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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239 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 29 cm
  • Rencontres avec l'Afrique : de l'absolu à la trace -- Afrique centrale, Afrique de l'Est, Afrique australe -- Présence des esprits -- Agir sur le monde -- Des visages expressifs -- Humain/Animal -- Les insignes du pouvoir -- Afrique de l'Ouest -- Mythes et histoire -- Les masques de l'initiation -- Les êtres de l'autre monde -- Parures et trésors sacrés des Baule -- Offrandes et repas communiels -- Sièges royaux -- L'or tout-puissant -- L'univers yoruba -- Sculptures en pierre de Sierra Leone -- Art contemporain -- L'Afrique, l'art et le contemporain -- Interroger L'histoire -- Noblesse de la résistance, Ousmane Sow -- La diaspora d'Omar Victor Diop -- Négritude/Tigritude vues par Hassan Musa -- Dialogues avec l'histoire. Malala Andrialavidrazana -- Le Chef, celui qui a vendu l'Afrique aux colons, de Samuel Fosso -- Chéri Samba, le tambour parleur -- Glimpses of the fifties and sixties, Sam Nhlengethwa -- Cyprien Tokoudagba, quand un initié peint la légende -- Fragments du présent -- Ouattara Watts, The Woman of Magic Power -- Regards et métaphores d'Omar Ba -- Les jeux sans frontières de Barthélémy Toguo -- Corps présents, Kudzanai-Violet Hwami -- Les fantômes du fleuve Congo, de Nyaba Léon Ouedraogo -- Ransome Stanley, "Demi-teintes" -- L'art transgressif de Soly Cissé -- Freddy Tsimba, l'incorruptible métal -- Non indemnes. Sur Joana Choumali.
"Que disent une figure fang du Gabon, un couple dogon du Mali ou un masque dan de Côte d'Ivoire ? Comment les plasticiens liés à des cultures ancestrales regardent-ils aujourd'hui une Afrique plurielle dont ils interrogent les transformations ? Ces questions sont au coeur de cet ouvrage édité à l'occasion de l'exposition organisée par la Fondation Dapper à la Fondation Clément (Martinique). Consacrée aux arts anciens, la première partie du livre montre à travers des oeuvres majeures de la Fondation Dapper combien l'esthétique est liée aux rôles dévolus aux objets dans leurs sociétés : communiquer avec les esprits, protéger, guérir, annoncer une naissance, une prise de pouvoir, des funérailles ou accompagner une initiation. La seconde partie donne à voir des démarches où sculptures, peintures, photographies, photomontages, collages constituent autant de moyens utilisés par des artistes talentueux pour sonder la mémoire collective, questionner les cultes et les rites, s'approprier une histoire enfin partagée ou dire leur place dans un monde marqué par la diversité."--Page 4 of cover.
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17. Afro [2018]

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273 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 31 cm
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
Book
xvi, 232 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 22 cm
  • Introduction : AIDS 2.0
  • Silence = death
  • Gran Fury
  • Affinity
  • Epilogue : notstalgia.
Early in the 1980s AIDS epidemic, six gay activists created one of the most iconic and lasting images that would come to symbolize a movement: a protest poster of a pink triangle with the words "Silence=Death." The graphic and the slogan still resonate widely today, the latter an anthem for AIDS activism, and are often used-and misused-to brand the entire movement, appearing in a variety of ubiquitous manifestations. Cofounder of the collective Silence=Death and member of the art collective Gran Fury, Avram Finkelstein tells the story of how his work and other protest artworks associated with the early years of the pandemic were created. In his writing about art and AIDS activism, the formation of collectives, and the political process, Finkelstein exposes us to a different side of the traditional HIV/AIDS history told twenty-five years later and offers a creative toolbox for those who want to learn how art and activism save lives.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780520295148 20171211
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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xiii, 218 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Green Library
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xiii, 229 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Preface Chapter 1 - The Age of Glass Chapter 2 - Stained Glass Chapter 3 - Daylight Chapter 4 - Glass Visions Chapter 5 - Structural Glass Chapter 6 - Shade Chapter 7 - The Politics of Glass References Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781474278362 20180319
Glass has long transformed the architectural landscape. From the Crystal Palace through to the towering glass spires of today's cities, few architectural materials have held such immense symbolic resonance in the modern era. The Age of Glass explores the cultural and technological ascension of glass in modern and contemporary architecture. Showing how the use of glass is driven as much by changing cultural concerns as it is by developments in technology and style, it traces the richly interwoven material, symbolic, and ideological histories of glass to show how it has produced and dispersed meaning in architecture over the past two centuries. The book's chapters focus on key moments within the modern history of architecture, moments when glass came to the forefront of architectural thought, and which illustrate how glass has been used at different times to project different cultural ideas. A wide range of topics are explored - from the tension between expressionism and functionalism, to the persistent theme of glass and social class, to how glass has reflected political ideas from Nazism through to today's global consumer capitalism. The book also grapples with current arguments about sustainability, while, taking into account the advent of digital LED screens and `smart glass', offering new cultural perspectives on the future and asking what glass architecture will signify in the digital age. Combining close readings of buildings with insights drawn from research, plus good storytelling and strong contemporary relevance, The Age of Glass offers a fascinating new perspective on modern architecture and culture.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781474278362 20180319
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)